Verbatim, Memorex Announce U3 Platform USB Flash Drives
By Erik Caplan
Memorex and Verbatim Corporation recently announced they will both soon manufacture a new type of USB flash drive using the U3 platform. These drives will enable consumers to carry all of their personal computer settings, applications and data for use on any PC. The new Verbatim smart Store n' Go USB flash drives will be available worldwide this fall, as will Memorex's TravelDrives.
The U3 platform includes three components. U3's hardware specification gives manufacturers the core technology to build their smart USB flash drives. The U3 software developer kit includes sample code, a standard set of application programming interfaces (APIs) and thorough documentation. The U3 Launchpad is a friendly graphical user interface used to access and run applications.